In the Kimberley driving distances are huge, no matter where you go.
Actually, it is a loooong drive to get to the Kimberley in the first place, no matter where in Australia you start from...
Many people choose to fly instead.
For all the Kimberley driving distances in miles and kilometres see the lists and the tables below.
(Use the numbers for guidance only, sometimes different route options exist, leading to slightly different driving distances.)
And to drive all the way across the Kimberley from Perth to Darwin, the two nearest international airports, you will be on the road for 4145 km or 2576 miles. (It is a magnificent drive all the way, if you have a few months to really enjoy it.)
By the way, except for the Tanami Rd, which I specifically mention, every kilometre of the above drives is sealed.
There are some other shortcuts, but then you will be driving on unsealed roads as shown in the pictures, or worse.
The driving distances in the tables are shown in kilometres. Use the calculator at the bottom of the page to convert them into miles.
The first table shows Kimberley Australia driving distances via the Great Northern Highway:
|Broome||Derby||Fitzroy Crossing||Halls Creek||Kununurra||Wyndham|
The second table shows Kimberly driving distances via the famous Gibb River Road.
Keep in mind that the Gibb River Road is unsealed. Certain distances are shorter, but it will take you a lot longer to get there! The idea behind driving the Gibb River Road is not to get somewhere fast, but to enjoy a spectacular drive through one of the world's most beautiful and remote regions.
(Because of the limited space I only listed some of the the major stops. There are many more destinations worth visiting along the Gibb River Road. You can find details and driving distances for the Gibb River Road here.)
|Kununurra||El Questro||Mitchell Falls||Mount Barnett||Windjana Gorge||Derby|
And here are the distances you need to cover if you want to drive to/from Kalumburu, the Aboriginal community at the northern coast:
|Mitchell Falls||El Questro||Kununurra||Mount Barnett||Windjana Gorge||Derby|
I realise there are still details missing. Too many different driving options exist to present you with all possible variations in a neat table.
(You can for example access the Gibb River Road from Fitzroy Crossing via the Fairfield Leopold Road. From there the distance to Windjana Gorge is 147 km and to Derby 257 km. For all other destinations on the Gibb River Road add 70 km to the distances from Derby. )
You can find more details on the many other pages of this website, and of course inside Destination Kimberley!
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